Nearly 30 years after Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and C. Thomas Howell took up arms against invading Soviet troops, a whole new crop of Hollywood's Pretty Young Things will fend off an equally formidable foe in the upcoming remake of "Red Dawn," hitting theaters November 21.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Josh Peck, the film follows a rag-tag group of teens as their town is taken over by North Korean forces. As part of MTV's Fall Movie Preview Week, we've not only snagged an exclusive first-look image from the film, but chatted up Peck about the long-gestating project and its roots in the '80s classic.
Check out exclusive images from "Red Dawn" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview films.
Production began on the actioner three years ago, long before Hemsworth wielded Thor's hammer or Hutcherson entered the arena as Peeta, and for co-star Peck, the wait for "Red Dawn" to break on the big-screen has been a long one, to say the least.
It's not all fun and games around MTV News HQ... except when it is. And never is that more true than when a box of movie tie-in toys shows up in the newsroom, and we all suddenly regress to our 11-year-old selves on Christmas morning.
Today was one of those days, made so by the arrival of a big box of "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" swag from the good folks at Hasbro. Like many of the packages they've sent us over the years, even the box was a work of geek-friendly design, created to look like Optimus Prime's trailer and containing a cornucopia of Transformers toys, including a Bumblebee mask that doubles as 3-D theater glasses.
There's perhaps nothing more intimate than the pictures that result from a photo booth, which is why we always look forward to seeing what we get from Sundance. So far we've had everyone from Ben Foster and Peter Dinklage to Elizabeth Olsen and Amy Ryan come through MTV's studio.
One such fantastic photo is below, featuring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, stars of the incredibly well reviewed Sundance flick "Like Crazy." Take a gander at it below, and then click here to check out all our other photo booth pics.
One of my favorite promising young actresses is Jess Weixler, who turned in a great memorable performance in the 2007 Sundance film, "Teeth," which found her having a set of jaws down below. She's back again for "The Lie," and while in town she and her co-stars Mark Webber and "The Blair Witch Chronicles" Joshua Leonard dropped by the MTV studio for a fun interview and a candid photo in our celebrity photo booth.
Check out Jess, Joshua and Mark in the photo below and then click here to check out more from our photo booth, which features Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Dinklage, Amy Ryan and more.
I'll admit it, I have a thing for Eliza Dushku. And so does the camera, judging by the lovely photos snapped of the erstwhile "Buffy" star here at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Eliza was snapped on the streets of Park City, Utah while engaged in some hot coffee (or maybe hot chocolate) consumption.
She's just one of hundreds of celebrities sweeping through the annual film fest, most of whom we're talking to (click here to check out our latest coverage). And don't forget to click on the image below to see Eliza in all her full glory, along with other Hollywood talent.
By Daniela Capistrano
Once upon a time, on a snowy day during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, our intrepid and unsuspecting Managing Editor Josh Horowitz interviewed actor Liam Hemsworth.
Little did Josh know, he was in for some one-on-one action. Read More...
You can say a lot of things about the Sundance Film Festival, but nobody will ever claim that it doesn't have its moments of surrealism. Case in point the photo below, featuring movie star Susan Sarandon playing ping-pong against none other than Grammy winning rap artist Lil Jon. Susan's love for the game has been known for a while -- she's been seen in New York City battling in Washington Square Park, for example -- but even frequent celebrity watchers have to take a moment to drink this in...
Want more photos from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival? Click here.
For the past four years that I've been attending Sundance, only one thing has been slightly less noticeable than the celebrity hordes...and that's the swag suites that pop up around town to cater to those hordes. Some of my MTV colleagues have covered them in the past, but I've always been curious to see what goes on inside the heavily guarded rooms. So with that in mind, myself and my fellow producer Daniela dropped by a gifting suite run by a company called Talent Resources.
This is what we saw...
This particular suite was one large room with scores of companies situated in different areas, anxiously waiting (and hoping) for a real actual celebrity to drop by to get their picture taken with their products. In this case, there was a fully stocked bar with booze supplied by the likes of Yuengling and sample Overstock.com martinis. Read More...
At long last, a new promo picture has hit the Web for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2." "Part 1" only came out two months ago, but I think I can speak for everyone who saw the film in saying that I was ready to see "Part 2" the second I walked out of the theater. And the new photo goes straight for the jugular: It's from the film's epic final battle sequence.
Sure, we've seen a bit of the final battle scene in the first theatrical trailer, but we haven't seen a lot of Neville Longbottom, well, at all. He had one dinky (albeit awesome) little scene in "Part 1," and that was it for the boy who could have been The Boy Who Lived. But that'll change in "Part 2," as this new production still of Mr. Longbottom suggest. Hit the jump to see the full-sized photo (which comes courtesy of Cinemablend)! Read More...
Did you have a relaxing time over the long holiday weekend? Good, because the boys of "The Hangover Part II" sure as hell didn't. Two photos from the upcoming comedy film hit the Web -- the first (above) courtesy of director Todd Phillips' Facebook page and the second (below) thanks to Cinemablend -- and judging from what we're seeing here, the guys aren't having the most subdued Thai vacation of all time.
The first film was a total balls-to-the-wall comedy, during which plenty of ridiculous questions were raised with even more ridiculous answers. What happened last night? Why is Doug missing? Where did Stu's tooth go? Where did that baby come from? Why is there a tiger? Do we really want to know these answers?
Well, it looks like "Part II" is going to follow up on that winning formula. These new photos certainly raise some questions of their own, and we'll dissect them after the jump. Read More...